Mark Afeeva

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Mark Afeeva is a barrister at Matrix Chambers. He is reputed to be the first ever barrister to have been instructed by a Premiership footballer to negotiate the terms of the player's transfer. He is a specialist in Sports, Employment/Discrimination and Media and Entertainment Law and has been ranked for many years in the legal directories as a leading junior in both Sports and Employment/Discrimination Law. Mark is regularly instructed by the Professional Footballers' Association to represent its members before Football Association, Premier League and Football League Tribunals. He has negotiated the contracts of a number of Premier and Football League players as well as advising players' agents on contractual terms. Mark was formerly a consultant to Team Sports Management (a sports and music management company) and is an Arbitrator (Specialist Members' List) for Sport Resolutions, The Independent dispute resolution service for sport. He was formerly a libel reader for The Independent, Mirror Group Newspapers and Associated Newspapers. He graduated in Law with honours from King's College, London, in 1995 and obtained his Master of Laws and Postgraduate Certificate in Sports Law, also from King's College. Mark was called to the Bar in 1997 and joined Matrix in 2000.